Mar Vista Parent Newsletter
Week of January 11, 2021
Happy New Year and welcome back to school! I hope you all had a good break and were able to spend valuable time with your family. Just a reminder that Monday is a professional development day for teachers. School resumes for distance learning on Tuesday, January 12 for all students and our packet distribution will resume on Tuesday as well from 8-10 and 3-5. Distribution will also take place on Tuesday, January 19 due to the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday on Monday, January 18.
Good news! We will have two Picture Days on Monday, January 25 for TK-2nd grade students and Monday, February 1st for grades 3-6. Siblings may attend either date. Photos will be taken outdoors with COVID-19 protocols in place. More information will be sent to you with details on procedures for the picture days. Please look for it next week in your email.
Street access to the school from Soquel Dr. is currently impacted due to a public works project. Cars traveling north on Soquel will not be able to turn left into the driveway and must continue to Cabrillo College Drive and make a U-turn. Access from Soquel Dr. for southbound traffic is not impacted, however the center turn lane and left lanes are closed. If visiting the school, please make sure to give yourself a little extra time in case of traffic due to the road work.
I am looking forward to seeing the students' smiling faces next week and getting the calendar year off to a strong start at Mar Vista!
Wishing you a wonderful weekend and great week to come!
Mr. J's Academic Coordinator Update
Happy new year! I hope you all had a nice holiday and were able to enjoy some family time.
Students will be continuing Unit 4 in our language arts curriculum, Benchmark, this week. This unit generally focuses on narrative stories and how perspectives/points of view shape these stories.
The science fair looks quite a bit different this year, and due to the structure of distance learning, it is not being required for 4th-6th graders. It is still encouraged for those students wishing to participate, and they can still submit their projects directly to the county fair this year. You can find more information about that here: https://ca-scc.zfairs.com/?f=760d2abd-97bf-4923-871c-a48fb3af0565
Please note, the deadline for registration is March 1st.
We will have science fair boards for anyone that wishes to participate, please just reach out to me and we can set something up.
Spirit Theme: Mismatched/Opposite Day!
This Week's Spirit Theme: Mismatch/Opposite Day!
Monday 1/11: No School
Teacher Professional Development Day
Tuesday 1/12: First Day Back!
Materials Distributions 8-10 am and 3-5 pm
Library Book Distribution 3-5 pm
Monday 1/18: Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday - No School
Tuesday 1/19: School Site Council 5:30-6:30 (Meeting Link)
Tuesday 1/19: MVPs Meeting 7:00-8:30 (Meeting Link)
Monday 1/25: Picture Day - Grades TK-2 (details coming soon)
Monday 2/1: Picture Day -Grades 3-5 (details coming soon)
School Counselor's Corner
From Positive Parenting:
Natalie Hanneman, LMFT, PPS
Socio-Emotional Counselor/Student Services
District Office (831)786-2100 Ext. 4695 to leave message
Mar Vista Parent Club
Next meeting: January 19 from 7:00 -8:30 pm
Meeting Link: https://meet.google.com/akh-unkc-xko
The MVPs continue to meet virtually each month to find ways to support the teachers and students. There are so many different ways you can contribute and get involved with the MVPs, so please reach out or come check out a meeting! We will be there virtually welcoming you with a smile! Hope to see many new faces soon! All are welcome to attend.
Read what teachers are saying...
They purchased Zearn for us and I have to say it has been a HUGE support for my math program. I also appreciate the $400 classroom funds because I have been purchasing chapter book sets for my class. I also really appreciate Ashley continuing on being treasurer with her full time job. -Miss Risa
For more information contact us at Aptos-MVPS@gmail.com or follow us on Facebook @MarVistaElementary.
Mar Vista Elementary Library HOLDS/Curbside pick up using Destiny Discover - Watch Video
Daily story hour 2-3 Monday- Friday (Monday ends at 2:30 for curbside pick up)
Google classroom/Library code:
https://meet.google.com/lookup/a32st4zudr or meet code a32st4zudr
Curbside pickup is happening, Mondays 3-5 PM.
Place holds following this tutorial on Mrs. Jacobsmeyer’s youtube channel:
Students now have a 3 week loan period and renewals are almost always an option! If I have a pressing need to have the book returned to fulfill another student's hold, I will give them a head's up for a week.
“Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.” ― Maya Angelou
January School Home Connection
Please respond to the Annual Notification to Parents...
For Chromebook repair or replacement, please go to Rolling Hills Middle School drive through on MWF from 9-12 or call the school office and arrange a time to drive the school for support.
The PVUSD Technology Department is ready to assist with your distance learning needs.
Call the Help Desk at (831) 786-TECH (8324)Use this option if you need immediate assistance.
The PVUSD Help Desk is open from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm every school day and the help desk technicians can remotely assist you just like being with you in front of your computer.
PVUSD School Meals - 2021
Meal Distribution Jan 12 - 29, 2021: We want to acknowledge with deep gratitude the support of our community’s food pantries that ensure our families have access to food. Our meal distribution at 14 of our school sites will resume on Tuesday, January 12. Here is the flyer with schedule details. https://tinyurl.com/y2z7fq7p
As a reminder, PVUSD now has two afternoon meal pick up locations to support those families who are not able to access meals during earlier meal pick up times. Please note that families can pick up meals for their children for the seven days of the week on the one pick up day. Also, Second Harvest Food Bank distributes groceries during most weeks during these afternoon meal pick up times.
Here are the links to the flyers with details for afternoon meal pick up times :
Mar Vista Distance Learning Webpage
TK/K - 10:30-10:45. Storytime/discussion Link
1st-3rd - 10:45-11:00 and 12:20-12:40 Storytime/discussion and Social time (sharing and talking) Link
4th-6th - 12:40-1:00 Social time Link
We hope students will find a time to connect, chat, share and just hang out in a safe, monitored environment supervised by Mar Vista yard duties.